Python Dies on "make install"

fartknuckle fartknuckle at fartknuckle.com
Sat Aug 11 01:08:57 CEST 2007


On Fri, 10 Aug 2007 23:39:39 +0200, Jarek Zgoda wrote:

> fartknuckle :
> 
>> When I try to build and install python from source It configures and 
>> makes fine but upon 'make install' I always get to this
>> point:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Listing /usr/local/lib/python2.5/xml/sax ...
>> Compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.5/xml/sax/__init__.py ...
>> Compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.5/xml/sax/_exceptions.py ...
>> Compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.5/xml/sax/expatreader.py ...
>> Compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.5/xml/sax/handler.py ...
>> Compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.5/xml/sax/saxutils.py ...
>> Compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.5/xml/sax/xmlreader.py ...
>> Compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.5/xmllib.py ...
>> Compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.5/xmlrpclib.py ...
>> Compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.5/zipfile.py ...
>> make: *** [libinstall] Error 1                     
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I am currently trying to install 2.5.1. I get the error no matter what the
>> version is. Does anyone have an idea what may be causing this?
>> 
>> I have gone through the config.log and found no errors concerning
>> zipfile.py or zipfile or zip. I am thinking the error is the next command
>> after the zipfile.py installation because I can go into 
>> /usr/local/lib/python2.5 and zipfile.py is installed.
>> 
>> Any help much appreciated.
> 
> I saw this (and reported this issue in SF's tracker) at some time around
> 2.2/2.3 (just cann't recall). I don't know what causes this problem
> exactly, but in my case the installation succeeded if I removed prevoius
> python's library directory (/usr/lib/python2.x or
> /usr/local/lib/python2.x). The module that stopped installation was
> exactly the same.

That did the trick, thanks a million.   :)




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